A POTENTIALLY life-saving defibrillator has been installed at a Kidderminster pub following a community fundraising campaign.

It comes after members of the Patient Participation Group at Stanmore House Surgery teamed up with staff at the the nearby Land Oak pub to raise money for charity.

They decided to help the Community Heartbeat Trust which provide defibrillators to save lives in a cardiac emergency.

Land Oak hosted quizzes and events while walking group the Stanmore Strollers took on sponsored walks to reach the total.

The team were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic but recently raised enough cash to buy the vital kit, which has now been installed at the Birmingham Road pub.

Shirley Mackay, practice manager at Stanmore House Surgery, said: "All people have to do is dial 999 in an emergency and they are given the code to open it and it could go on to save somebody's life."

She added that the kit is vital as cardiac arrests are one of the biggest killers in the UK, affecting approximately one in every 1,000 adults every year.

Shirley added: "Stanmore House Surgery wish to thank all those involved with special thanks to our PPG Lead Flis Parsons."